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Edgewater Motel & Cottages

137 Old Bar Harbor Rd., Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
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#2 of 43 hotels in Bar Harbor
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Located in Bar Harbor, Edgewater Motel and Cottages is an all waterfront property with many treasures. Only 2.5 miles from the entrance to Acadia National Park and just enough outside downtown Bar Harbor, allows easy accessibility to all points on Mount Desert Island. Our waterfront cottages, motel, and suites are all beautifully positioned on our private pebble beach nestled on a cove, offering much quiet and serenity after a long day of activity. Each of the selected accommodations are upscale-casual, warm, and inviting.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mary M wrote a review Aug 3
Lyndonville, Vermont72 contributions26 helpful votes
We stayed in July of 2020 and that means there was no contact with the owners of the property but they were very organized with their instructions and processes during this pandemic. It was nice to have a cottage that was on the water in a cove that is quiet and relaxing. You had room to spread out and a porch to just take in the views and sunrises and sunsets. We stayed in the Seascape Suite. One bedroom is separate with 2 queen beds and two closets in it. The other queen bed is open to the living room and kitchen. Your view is the water but it is odd not to have any separation from the main living area. Maybe put up a curtain you could pull closed would be nice. Small kitchen with the basic utensils but it works just fine and the bathroom is super nice with both a separate tub and roomy shower. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
nancyo3 wrote a review Jul 2020
Suffield, Connecticut7 contributions2 helpful votes
We've stayed at Edgewater every summer since we happened upon it over 20 years ago. It's right on the ocean, with gorgeous views and a beautiful pebble beach on a quiet cove, great for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding. The accommodations are so comfortable, clean and well equipped, with every amenity you could wish for including strong WiFi. In this age of coronavirus, careful attention is paid to all precautions. There’s plenty to do in the area, with downtown Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park just minutes away. But as the years have passed, we leave "our" cabin here less and less, content to enjoy the serene beauty right in front of us. The love that goes into maintaining this property is obvious. The Bowdens and all their staff are terrific. Thank you Jayne and David for sharing your bit of paradise!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Honestly they're all good.
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Mary Anne I wrote a review Jul 2020
Bangor, Maine44 contributions12 helpful votes
We spent our 50th Anniversary here this weekend. Glorious view with and without costal fog from our cabin porch. Grills available, outdoor seating, strong Wi-Fi, cable T. V. Many others put kayaks in from here. Salisbury Cove is calm and tranquil. Cabin 6 has a kitchenette, a Walk in shower, dual recliner and queen bed. Nicely decorated and modernized for the comfort of 2 people. Bowden family has operated since 1930. Current couple very friendly and accommodating. They told us we could order a lobster dinner DELIVERED from a nearby lobster business. We did and it was wonderful. We were lucky to get this. Something good Covid-19 did positively for us as out of state tourists usually fill this vacation spot to capacity.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joe & Prudy wrote a review Feb 2020
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We have been staying here for 15+ years for two weeks every September just after Labor day. We are cyclists and the location could not be better... Two miles from the entrance of Acadia National Park where there are 60+ miles of lovely "carraige roads" with no vehicular traffic, gentle climbs and wonderful scenery. Edgewater is location on the ocean, with stunning views. Our accomodations are well maintained, and have been modernized with up-to-date amenities. The owners are wonderful people and very helpful. This is the ONLY place to stay if you yearn for a quiet, beautiful setting in one of the best areas of Maine.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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marion c wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been returning to the Edgewater every summer for a decade and wouldn't even consider another location. It's quiet and peaceful and has the advantages of fantastic views and excellent accommodations. I recommend it to anyone visiting Acadia and the Bar Harbor area.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edgewater Motel & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Edgewater Motel & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Mount Desert Island (3.5 miles), Acadia National Park (4.2 miles), and ImprovAcadia (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Edgewater Motel & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Edgewater Motel & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Edgewater Motel & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Edgewater Motel & Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rose Eden Lobster, The Travelin Lobster, and Thrive Juice Bar & Kitchen.
Are there any historical sites close to Edgewater Motel & Cottages?
Many travelers enjoy visiting St. Saviour's Church : (5.0 miles) and Sieur de Monts Spring (6.2 miles).
Does Edgewater Motel & Cottages have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.